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urge someone along

to encourage someone to continue or go faster. We urged them along with much encouragement. They won't do well, but we urged them along anyway.
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urge someone forward

to encourage someone to move forward. The generals urged the troops forward. Sally urged Timmy forward into the classroom.
See also: forward, urge

urge someone to do something

to try to get someone to do something. I urge you to give skiing a try. Ken urged Lily to finish her dinner.
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urge something (up)on someone

to try to get someone to take something. (Upon is formal and less commonly used than on.) Arnold urged the new policy on the employees. He urged restraint upon them.
See also: on, urge

urge on

v.
To move or impel someone or something to action, effort, or speed: The orator urged on the excited crowd to applaud even more loudly. The travelers were tired of walking, but the thought of a hot meal and warm bed urged them on.
See also: on, urge

the urge to purge

n. the need to throw up. Pete felt the urge to purge and ran for the john.
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On March 23, TEI sent a letter to the Canadian Minister of Finance urging the government to abandon proposed legislation affecting foreign investment entities.
In late February, the Coalition Against Religious Discrimination, which includes some three dozen organizations, also sent a letter to representatives urging them "to protect workers against religious discrimination in federally funded training programs.
In a move to create an international network to support rights for Baha'is, the Congressional Human Rights Caucus recently wrote to more than 200 members of parliaments in 15 countries, urging action to help Iranian Baha'is.
The moderator of the third Bush-Kerry debate in Tempe, Arizona, CBS News personality Bob Schieffer, observed that he had received countless e-mails urging him to raise the issue of immigration.
I am urging pastors and church leaders to prayerfully consider attending this essential conference on the rights of pastors and churches.
The Sherman Oaks Homeowners Association and the Homeowners of Encino are passing out 4,000 refrigerator magnets listing the Mayor's Office telephone number and urging members to call Hahn's office - rather than an airport hotline - when noisy jets or helicopters fly overhead.
NAHB is urging President Clinton to convene a national housing summit to address the question of rapidly accelerating lumber prices.
today announced that, on September 22, 2006, it filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission a preliminary Consent Revocation Statement urging stockholders to support the Company's successful strategy of building long-term value for all stockholders and to reject the efforts of dissident stockholder BlueLine Partners, L.
Boyle sent a letter to Representative William Thomas, Chairman of the House Ways & Means Committee, and Senator Charles Grassley, Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, urging that several of the revenue offset provisions in S.
The Presidential Public Financing Reform Project of which the LWV is a partner, is urging all candidates for election to the U.
On July 28, Americans United swung into action again and filed another complaint with the IRS charging that Falwell was effectively urging other churches to flout federal tax law.
District Attorney Steve Cooley also has been urging prompt approval of the agreement because of the higher demands for DNA test results in criminal cases.
Socolow, Commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development, contacted the USW at the urging of Governor Jon Corzine and requested that the union not initiate a 10-day strike notice to the hospital until the Governor's staff has had an opportunity to contact hospital administration to urge them to return to the bargaining table.
In February, the LWVUS Lobby Corps visited Senate offices urging Senators to cosponsor the Security and Freedom Ensured (SAFE) Acts (S.
On March 11, TEI sent another letter to the Department of Finance, urging the Government to introduce legislation repealing the Term Preferred Share (TPS) provisions of the Canadian Income Tax Act because those rules significantly restrict the design of Canadian equity instruments and reduce the depth and vibrancy of Canada's capital markets.